London, 27 April 2018 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, took delivery of its newest ship Seabourn Ovation today, during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ship in the line’s award-winning fleet and the newest ultra-luxury ship in the industry
“We are delighted to take delivery of Seabourn Ovation, offering yet another reason for luxury travellers around the world to choose us for their next holiday,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “It has been an incredible journey to see the ship come to life, and the Fincantieri team has done a fantastic job in the construction of the ship. The combination of Adam Tihany’ s design vision and Fincantieri’s fine craftsmanship have resulted in yet another stunning creation. We are very proud to welcome her to the Seabourn family.”
Said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri: “It has been a great honor for all of us at Fincantieri to work with the Seabourn and Carnival Corporation teams to bring to life such a beautiful ship that in many ways is a true work of art. There was an extraordinary level of luxury elements and complexity involved in the construction of Seabourn Ovation, and as always, our team of world-class ship builders rose to the occasion. It is with much pride that we hand over a ship that sets the new standard in ultra-luxury cruising, and it is exciting that Seabourn guests from around the world will soon be enjoying wonderful cruise holidays on this magnificent luxury vessel.”
Seabourn Ovation will build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionized ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011 – ensuring that Seabourn continues to offer the newest and most consistent fleet in the ultra-luxury segment.
With 300 all-oceanfront suites, Seabourn Ovation was fashioned by notable hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany whose vision was to deliver an ultra-luxury resort – which happens to traverse the oceans of the world.
Seabourn Ovation will begin her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage departing May 5, 2018, from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain. The ship’s naming ceremony will take place on Friday, May 11, in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta. One of the world’s highly-acclaimed actresses and singers, Elaine Paige, will serve as godmother and will name the ship during a spectacular ceremony that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site and the 2018 European Capital of Culture.
Click HERE for a short video of Seabourn Ovation on her sea trials
Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn, and Paolo Capobianco, Director, Fincantieri Shipyard Sestre, sign documents to complete the delivery of Seabourn Ovation today. The ship is the fifth ultra-luxury vessel in Seabourn’s fleet and will spend the summer 2018 season sailing in Northern Europe. (Photo credit: Fincantieri)